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Poster: GandyMan Date: Dec 12, 2006 12:53pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Shakedown Street

Hello All,
I recently downloaded a show with a good Shakedown that contained what I like to call the 'row row row your boat effect'. You know, where Jerry starts 'Dont tell me this town aint got no heart' and Bob starts the same thing right when Jerry is in the middle of it, and Brent does the same to Bob. Anyway, I used to have a recording of a great version of this effect that went on for a long time and I'm hoping to find another one. I actually prefer the audience tapes over soundboards because I think they contain more of the original sound of the show and the tribal calls from the audience are all part of the fun! Please list a couple of shows of good quality that contain a tricked-out row row your boat and are available for download here (audience tape). Thanks!

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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: Dec 12, 2006 2:05pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Shakedown Street

How about Cornell 5-16-81, it's a goodun!

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Poster: JodyC Date: Dec 12, 2006 3:41pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Shakedown Street

I have that in the car as we speak,and I was going to thank whoever mentioned it in the thread a couple weeks ago. The show is very good sound wise/song wise and not too crowdy for an aud recording. Definately woth getting if you don't have it yet right here on archive. Thanks!

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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: Dec 12, 2006 6:33pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Shakedown Street

See? Great minds think alike. Great show. Spanish Jam? Whats not to love about that? Love the sex change line in Truckin too.

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Poster: SDH2O Date: Dec 12, 2006 3:39pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Shakedown Street

One of my personal fav's is the near 15 minute Shakedown 1st set opener from Utica, NY 3/13/81 (yeah, a show done by the Poser Band, featuring Santa Claus on lead, post Ararat plane crash in '78 - see "For the Fogeys" thread). Jerry and Bob get into a beutiful "round" as mentioned before. Jerry even throws in a nice growl on one. This one does not dissapoint. Great quality Aud by the way. 5 Star show from me.

http://www.archive.org/details/gd81-03-13.wise.lutch.4167.sbeok.shnf

This post was modified by SomeDarkHollow on 2006-12-12 23:39:24

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Poster: JodyC Date: Dec 12, 2006 3:33pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Shakedown Street

One of the few shows I was lucky enough to see (good news)but we all had unlimited access to liquid doses for the first time (less good, especially the way home although everyone eventually made it back to the frat house alive).Some of the boys went with out tix, but had their own dropper handy, stumbled into a dark bar after the show started only to find out it was a gay black bar. Perfect for a bunch of trippy white preppies, but as any good story goes, shots were shared and the story lives on. Another carload after the show was puled out of a snowy ditch by a farmer and his tractor around midnite. Carload after carload eventually found our way back to the frat house a couple hours away and entered to the cheers of everyone else waiting to see the Return of the Living Dead victims. Sorry, that was like one of those reviews many don't like because it had nothing to do with the music, but even today we all fondly remember that Utica show.

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Poster: BryanE Date: Dec 12, 2006 6:20pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Shakedown Street

Stumbling into the wrong bar after the show can definitely be a clear-cut case of felony buzzicide. Someone please tell me I'm not the only person logged onto this forum who found himself in the Alpine Valley golf course clubhouse at about midnight only to encounter a living cliche' lounge singer crooning "Feelings."

True story.

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Poster: high flow Date: Dec 12, 2006 6:30pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Shakedown Street

Was it Bill Murray??? Did he do the Star Wars encore????

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Poster: BryanE Date: Dec 12, 2006 7:16pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Shakedown Street

If only it had been somebody who was being ridiculous on purpose.

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Poster: tigerbolt Date: Dec 12, 2006 6:57pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Shakedown Street

two from 82 my new favorite year.4-6-82 and 8-3-82.enjoy

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Poster: high flow Date: Dec 12, 2006 3:53pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Shakedown Street

That was a great show story.

Once I drove my old Vee-Dub home and all the houses on my street looked straight out of a Suess book.

Another time, it was raining and the VW wiper was clearing a 5"X7" patch of the windshield. The cars ahead hit their brakes and all the little raindrops around my little viewing area lit up like little roses. WOW!

I don't drive drunk or otherwise impared anymore...

This post was modified by high flow on 2006-12-12 23:53:28

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Poster: JodyC Date: Dec 12, 2006 3:55pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Shakedown Street

Its the ones I don't remember that should scare me. How we survived is beyond me. Another braniac move was dosing,full moon, blowing down a quiet Rt89 in NH/VT for any of you new englanders-WITHOUT LIGHTS-at about 100mph because,well, we were invisible of course.

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Poster: sydthecat Date: Dec 12, 2006 4:14pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Shakedown Street

We drove from Toronto practically non-stop to Greensboro NC in a torrential rainstorm in 1989. Had to stop in Chapel Hill to pick up a friend and then barrel the rest of the way. We were straight but driving way too fast in the blinding rain. Actually yours truly was driving. No one else wanted to try it. I felt like Withnail. "I'm making time."

We arrived very late and ran into the arena. As we hit the escalator I picked a Deadhead and shouted "What'd they open with?!" (This was very important to me back then). The guy, clearly looning, said "This is it!" The song was Bertha ("ran into a rainstorm"!!). The band started the show almost a half hour late because of the weather. WE'd only missed a couple of minutes.

We could have wiped out easy the way I was driving. Stupid X 3! But not a drop on me.

Three hours later, high as kites, we drove very carefully back to Chapel Hill.

One of my favourite shows ever. My first show in the South. Loved Southern audiences! Check out the Pocky Way they played the next night on an audience recording and listen to that crowd!

Saw one of the best Shakedowns ever (complete with a round) two days later in Pittsburgh.

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Poster: JodyC Date: Dec 12, 2006 5:07pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Shakedown Street

Always a fun ride those dead shows...

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Poster: gdave Date: Dec 12, 2006 5:33pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Shakedown Street

Great story.

Incredible Shakedown at Pittsburgh 4-2-89.

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Poster: SDH2O Date: Dec 12, 2006 5:45pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Shakedown Street

We went with a large group of friends to Saratoga I think in 85. We kind of split up into different groups during the day with the plan of getting back together for the 30 minute drive to the place we were crashing. One of the girls we went with had never been to a show before and was really there just for the novelty of the whole thing, not reallly into the "hippie" scene. Anyway, we all did our thing and grooved to the whole show (amazing venue). We were incredibly pumped and wigged out after the show ended, trippin on a really good vibe. So we met up with the rest of the group, got in the vehicles, drove the 30 minutes to the house and then looked around, noticing one face was missing.
"I thought you brought her."
"No, we thought she was in your car."
".......OH SHIT!!!"
An incredibly fine buzz hit a brick wall at 100 MPH. Understand, this was before cell phones and even if she could have gotten to a pay phone she had no idea of the number where we were. Feeling incredibly guilty while also ponting many, wavy, multi-colored, oddly hilarious fingers at one another; we packed into the car and sped back to the venue (mind you, its now about 2 hours after the show finished). We pull into the parking lot and there she is, hangin' with a group of Heads having a good ol' time. She looks up at us "Oh, there you are. Can we go now?" One of those moments similar to when you're convinced that you've lost those keys, again, but after much stress and worry threatens to put you in a very bad place, they appear; "Ahhhhhhhhhh, can we go back to being unnecessary?"
The Motto? Don't ever count on a bunch of trippin' Heads to remember they brought you to a show, always have a back up plan.

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Poster: BryanE Date: Dec 12, 2006 2:57pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Shakedown Street

It's called a "round."

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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: Dec 12, 2006 7:09pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Shakedown Street

Not the best ever played but the most significant one to me was the 12-6-89 Earthquake benefit one. If you lived through that one like I did you'd understand

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Poster: Purple Gel Date: Dec 12, 2006 2:06pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Shakedown Street

this was discussed in a previous thread recently, here is the link:

http://www.archive.org/iathreads/post-view.php?id=80835